Lot 282 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Millennium Edition

Lot 282 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Millennium Edition

Lot 282 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Millennium Edition

Lot Number 282
Registration S204 YDP
Chassis Number WDB1290642F178949
Odometer reading 76,856 miles
Estimate £12,000 - £16,000
Result Sold - £13,440
  • Panoramic glass hardtop
  • Comprehensive service history

Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, and it still had to carry on the tradition of a fast and reliable grand touring convertible. The advantage designers had with the R129 was technology. By the time the final car rolled off the production line in 1989, these earlier models had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore the new SL featured many new and innovative ideas, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. In addition to this was a fully operating electric hood, windows, door mirrors and seats, which made this model easy and comfortable to operate. The SL boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance.

This stunning metallic silver Millennium Edition 320 R129 is complemented by full black leather and a panoramic hardtop which is very desirable for this marque. Within the full book pack there is a service booklet stamped comprehensively with the most recent with Mercedes-Benz specialists Hampshire Service Centre in Fleet at 76,848 miles in July this year. The car has had just six former keepers in 23 years and feels like a low mileage and low owner car. Also in the history file are invoice and service schedules from Mercedes-Benz and an MoT test certificate valid until March 2022. Heated electric seats and the original stereo name but a few extras these Millennium Editions were very well specified with. This car is a perfect for top down motoring this summer with the added bonus of being a potential appreciating modern classic, just look at the R107 prices rising exponentially.

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